Economy, the new album by singer/songwriter John Mark McMillan, is available digitally today, November 1st. The album will be made available physically on Tuesday, November 8th via Integrity Music/RED.
The album’s first single “Sheet of Night”, has also just been released. John Mark says “‘Sheet of Night’ is about people who are grasping at the notion that we can be a part of something that stands above the terminally broken systems that we are sometimes forced to exist inside of.”
A natural progression as well as a departure, McMillan’s latest album has moved away from the themes of death and resurrection that clothed his previous album, The Medicine, to the interior psychology of a man trying to live in the uneasy valley between this world and the next, standing on the edge of the ocean of eternity, straining to see beyond the horizon line.
For those following McMillan’s steady rise as an artist, Economy will not disappoint. Having grown as a lyricist and musician-this body of work finds the North Carolina-based artist at his most mature. And sonically, the album is far greater than the sum of its parts, served by the production team of Jeremy Griffith and Joel Khouri, and performed by the musicians that have supported McMillan across the world. The team has created a perfect accompaniment to McMillan’s searching, searing vision of a world that is “not as it should be.” But it’s not just a broken world that McMillan’s singing about. With Economy, he’s pointing out across the horizon, across the waters, to the hope of something much more than the devil’s “broken hearts and counterfeit currency.”
John Mark McMillan is currently wrapping up a tour supporting the David Crowder Band. Tour dates are below.
John Mark McMillan Tour Dates:
11/1/11: The Fillmore | Charlotte, NC
11/3/11: McAlister Auditorium | Greenville, SC
11/4/11: Vine Center/Liberty University | Lynchburg, VA
11/5/11: Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA
11/6/11: Manatee Civic Center | Palmetto, FL
11/10/11: Saenger Theater | Mobile, AL
11/11/11: House of Blues | Orlando, FL
11/12/11: Marina Civic Center | Panama City, FL
11/13/11: Performing Arts Center | Jackson, MS